Rihanna loses Vogue cover due to nude photo scandal

Rihanna has missed out an opportunity to appear on the cover of Vogue thanks to the nude photo scandal that rocked the Web earlier this month.

At the Metropolitan Gallery of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala, Rihanna spoke with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at length about doing a front cover and inside spread in an upcoming issue of the Fashion Bible, a friend of the singer tells Star.

“Anna told her Vogue absolutely loves her and really wanted to work with her. Rihanna was ecstatic.”

But after face down — ass up flicks of a woman alleged to be the “Umbrella” hitmaker found their way online, Wintour pulled the plug on Rihanna’s Vogue spot. According to the source, the famous singer hasn’t heard from Vogue since her snatch shots hit the ‘Net.

“Anna hasn’t returned any of her calls. Rihanna’s so upset... She hopes the people at Vogue change their minds”